Oregon Gun Law Details The rural landscape of Oregon provides for an ideal hunting
ground. The hunting traditions and firearms have been passed down
through the generations. The result is that Oregon residents respect
the safe and proper selling and owning of handguns, shotguns and rifles.
Like every other state which is considered "gun friendly," Oregon gun
laws have a specific set of restrictions as to who exactly is allowed
to possess a firearm and how it can be carried. These laws are
considered "shall issue" laws which means that no local county or city
can create a law to supersede the Oregon state gun laws with respect to
owning and concealed carry. However, open carry ordinances can be
enacted in specific county or city zones.
Oregon Gun Purchase Laws According to Oregon gun laws, you can not sell, deliver or
transfer a firearm to a convicted felon or anyone who is listed with
the Health Division Registry. All dealers are required to keep a record
of any gun they sell that includes the who, what, where and when of the
gun purchase. The gun buyer is also required to submit their
fingerprints to that purchase record.
The gun dealer is also required to call the Department of State Police
for an instant criminal history background check. There is a ten dollar
charge for this check. And the same background check is required at gun
shows as well.
Oregon Gun Possession Laws You do not need a permit to possess a handgun, shotgun or rifle
in Oregon. However, if you are a convicted felon it is against the law
to own a firearm. The exceptions to the convicted felon rule are if you
had your record expunged, or if it was for a single felony offense that
didn't involve homicide or a firearm and occurred fifteen years prior.
Oregon Conceal Carry Gun Laws If you have been a resident of Oregon for at least six months,
you can apply for a concealed carry license. You will need to be at
least 21 years old without any outstanding arrest warrants and of
course not have any felony convictions. You also can't have been deemed
mentally ill or committed to a mental health facility in Oregon. And if
you were ever cited for stalking or has a protective order against you,
you will be denied the conceal carry license.
To have your concealed carry license approved you will also need to
complete a certified gun safety and training course. It is against the
law to have a loaded or unloaded firearm in any building that is
considered to be open to the public unless you have a conceal carry
Additional Oregon Gun Laws Oregon gun laws state that it is illegal to set any spring
action gun except for the sole purpose of killing "gophers, moles or
other burrowing rodents." You also can not alter any firearm by
removing identification marks. Additionally is it against the law to
point any loaded weapon at another person unless it is for your own
self defense. If you come into possession of a gun with its
identification marks removed, you are breaking the law.